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small green world

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As I gradually put away my Christmas decorations, I am a little sad about disassembling the vignettes I created –  a group of carolers skating on a mirror pond, a serene stable scene, a lighted Christmas village.

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To see me through the rest of winter I have created another small world in a glass cloche, a moss and lichen garden under glass.  I picked the moss before the first December snow and it has done well for a month.  The moss leaves are bright and there is new growth on some of the lichen tips.  The terrarium even has its own little climate and ‘weather’ – days when the glass is clear and dry, and days when the glass is foggy and you can see a faint mist among the mosses.

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I love the ‘green-ness’ of this miniature world.  Green mosses, sheltered by the green leaves of my Lipstick Vine (Aeschynanthus lobbianus) and guarded by my green, four-clawed Chinese dragon.  Green candles.

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While the world outside is cold and white, I have this tiny green world to remind me – spring is only weeks away.

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Copyright 2015  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

January 5, 2015 at 7:14 am

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  1. Happy New Year Jane! What a lovely idea for looking forward to spring.

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    dianajhale

    January 11, 2015 at 7:39 am

    • Hi Diana. Thanks. I am going to try and paint this … Green mosses and the glass should be a challenge. Jane

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      jane tims

      January 11, 2015 at 8:17 am

  2. Your small green world is beautiful, Jane. I really like your dragon, too. 🙂

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    Robin

    January 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    • Hi Robin. Thanks. It will be interesting to see if it makes it through the winter. I think it will, since the moss seem to like the humidity. Jane

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      jane tims

      January 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm

  3. What a gorgeous post! I love the photo with the misty edged cloche and the guardian dragon is wonderful. What a good idea to maintain the small green world in this cold winterscape. I miss green inside the house as the one big disadvantage of having the four cats is the destruction of nearly all of my house plants.

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    Carol Steel

    January 5, 2015 at 8:59 am

    • Hi Carol. My cat is hard on the plants too. I keep quite a few and they mostly hang up high where Zoe can’t reach! Jane

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      jane tims

      January 5, 2015 at 9:42 am

  4. I like this idea. Very pretty.

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    ladysighs

    January 5, 2015 at 7:49 am

    • Thanks! The cloche is nice to have, but any large jar turned upside down on a plate would do! Jane

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      jane tims

      January 5, 2015 at 9:44 am

      • Mine would look exactly just like a large jar turned upside down on a place. 😦 lol Probably a pickle jar. 🙂

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        ladysighs

        January 5, 2015 at 3:31 pm


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